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Sophie Kevany

Articles by Sophie Kevany

Sicarev's Tradival slaughterhouse at centre of one of clustersFrance sees three Covid-19 clusters at meat plants 19 May 2020

Three Covid-19 clusters have been confirmed at slaughterhouses in France, local government officials have confirmed

"We are seen as saviours. That's a remarkable change" – French food companies on doing business during Covid-19 6 April 2020

How are food companies operating in France, one of the European countries most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak, being impacted by the crisis?

Spain - trying to be fairer to local farmersSpain food law change could mean higher prices 3 March 2020

A new Spanish law aimed at ensuring farmers are properly paid for the food they produce could have an impact on the price of meat, fruit and vegetables.

Noel Alimentaria one of venture partners in El Cierzo AlimentariaSpain's Tervalis, Noel Alimentaria to reopen meat plant 28 February 2020

A joint venture between Spain's Térvalis Group and Noel Alimentaria will see the reopening later this year of a meat production facility.

Cellular agriculture could have environmental benefitsFrance creates cellular agriculture development body 18 February 2020

France has created its first cellular agriculture association engaged in research and creating greater awareness of growing cells from livestock.

Sigma accelerator to start work this monthSigma's European arm partners with start-ups for growth 7 February 2020

European food producer Sigma in Europe – previously known as Campofrío Food Group – is stepping up its work with start-ups to improve innovation and boost growth.

Smileat believes products are shaking up wider baby-food market in SpainSpain baby-food firm Smileat outlines sales goals 29 January 2020

Spanish baby-food start-up Smileat has revealed how quickly it expects its sales to grow over the next three years – and how it sees overseas markets taking part in that expansion.

Pink Albatross says received interest from UKSpanish ice-cream start-up Pink Albatross starts fundraising 20 January 2020

A Spanish start-up making plant-based ice-cream has launched its first public funding drive, aiming to raise EUR600,000 within two months.

Impression of Valentin Traiteur's proposed new plantFrance's Valentin Traiteur invests in manufacturing 6 January 2020

Valentin Traiteur, a French producer of pastries, ready meals, pizzas and quiches, is expanding its domestic production.

Bel CEO Fiévet claims food business model Why cheese giant Bel sees opportunities in plants 23 October 2019

Best known for processed cheese, the new, plant-forward business strategy of France's Bel Group has garnered mixed reactions. Sophie Kevany reports.

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